Mighty Souls Four and Keith Johnson bring Memphis Brass and Delta blues to Thacker!

A night of big brass Memphis-style, plus the "Prince of the Delta Blues!"

Live from the Old Armory Pavilion (corner of Bramlett Blvd and University Ave) November 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour continues our fall 2021 season this Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6:00 pm at the Old Armory Pavilion. (Corner of Bramlett Blvd. and University Avenue).

FREE Admission.

5: 30 pm – Happy Half-Hour – Signature Cocktail by Party Waitin’ To Happen and Cathead Distillery!

Health protocols will be observed including spaced seating and masks when needed. Come early for a cocktail!  We’re asking our audience to please space their seating and keep the health of everyone in mind.

Author: Thomas Richardson – How To Read (Poems)

Music: Memphis brass band Mighty Souls Four and Delta bluesman Keith Johnson

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:

Thursday, Nov 11 – 6:00 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Saturday, Nov 20– 7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Thursdays 6 pm (CT) WUMS – University of Mississippi

Fridays 9 am (CT) WYXR Memphis Community Radio



Mighty Souls Four

The Mighty Souls Four is a smaller esemble coming from the Mighty Souls Brass Band of Memphis. The group is known for taking their love of New Orleans-style brass band music to explore soul, funk, R&B and world music.

Their latest release is The People, which includes the single People Over Profits. Their previous release was Lift Up!

The group is anchored by sousaphonist Sean Murphy.

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson is a traditional Mississippi bluesman who happens to be the great nephew of blues legend, Muddy Waters. Keith, who bills himself as “The Prince of the Delta Blues,” and his Big Muddy Band, have toured across Europe and Brazil. Johnson’s albums include Come to Mississippi and Sounds Like Christmas.

Of note, Johnson is a graduate of the Delta Music Institute audio engineering program at Delta State University.



Thomas Richardson

Thomas Richardson is a teacher and author of the poetry collection How to Read (Friendly City Books, 2021). Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and raised in Columbus, Mississippi, Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University and Mississippi University for Women.

His poetry often focuses on teaching and learning, religion, and the South. Other writing interests include new media, humor, and sports journalism.

He has also served as an editor for Ponder Review and Dirty Paws Poetry Review. Richardson currently teaches at The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, where he resides with his wife Hillary, son Emmett, and their pets.